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Three killed in bloody Manchester Sunday

THE Manchester police reported three murders in the parish on Sunday. Dead are 74-year-old Mulgrave Rowe of the Farm community in the Alligator Pond Police Division and Kenroy Montague, 44, and Aaron McGeahy, 47, respectively of deCarteret Road and Clifton Heights in Mandeville. Police reports are ... Read More

The house where 30-year-old teacher Kerry-Ann Powell and her boyfriend were attacked. Cop released in poisoned teacher case
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Authoritative police sources have confirmed that a policeman detain ... Read More

The motor car in which Melrose Wedderburn died when the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the truck
pictured here. (PHOTO: GREGORY BENNETT) Woman dies in crash, man found dead on roadside
ST ELIZABETH — A woman died in a motor vehicle crash just west of Gutters in St Elizabeth, clo ... Read More

The five graduates earlier this year in performance at the graduation ceremony A beacon of hope for the deaf
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Steering children into being productive and responsible adults is no ... Read More

The story of Manchester

BY DONALD I BLAIR | Monday, November 17, 2014    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville is the
flagship educational institution run by Seventh-Day Adventists.

While the armies of the Roman Catholic countries of Europe destroyed flourishing civilisations in the New World in the "name of the Prince of Peace" to ease their insatiable appetites for wealth, servants of the Church toiled to "rescue" the souls of the survivors, only to have them slave away their lives for unconscionable colonists. The Treaty of Tordisillas had divided the New World between Spain and Portugal, and it remained that way until the second half of the 17th Century when Protestant ... Read More

In honour of JAG

Monday, November 17, 2014    

The St Elizabeth Parish Council recently dedicated this mini-park on the sea front of St Elizabeth's capital, Black River, in memory of the late legendary mayor of the town, Josiah Adolphus George (JAG) Myers. The event formed part of Local Government Week. JAG Myers (PNP) will perhaps be best remembered as the longest-serving mayor of Black River and a passionate advocate of local government reform. (PHOTO: ST ELIZABETH PARISH COUNCIL) In honour of JAG --> Read More

Star Grill celebrates

Monday, November 17, 2014    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — In 2011, the Star Grill eatery planted its roots and made its home on South Race Course Road in Mandeville. On Saturday, November 1 it was a joining of stars as the parking lot at the establishment was transformed into an entertainment zone to demonstrate Star Grill's appreciation to customers on its third anniversary. Despite some rain, from evening to close to midnight, it was an opportunity for the cross-section of patrons to enjoy artistes Cameal Davis, Shuga ... Read More

Pursuing excellence

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlands@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November 17, 2014    

Development officer at Member of Parliament Peter
Bunting’s Central Manchester constituency office
Trishanna Archer (left) making a donation to Teach
Caribbean Executive Director Wynette Miller towards the
programme.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — For the last two summers, selected students from May Day High School and Mile Gully High have been engaged in a five-week "boot camp" to improve performances in mathematics and English. In 2015 and 2016, the summer break will be similarly spent. The over 60 students from both schools combined are reportedly the first cohort of an "innovative" and "intense" four-year educational programme through the non-profit group TEACH Caribbean, which seeks to expose students ... Read More

PHOTO: Well done

Monday, November 17, 2014    

Ten persons were honoured for their contributions in various fields at a recent Rotary Club of Mandeville Vocational Service Awards ceremony at Regie's Bistro in Mandeville. Photo shows nine of those who were honoured. From left are Ruth Christian (education), Shellice Daley (community development), Sudannie Smith (community development), Melissa Matthie (education), Rohan Roberts (agriculture), Deidre Francis (entrepreneurship), Olamide Adekeye (student development), Latoya Daley (youth develop ... Read More

Mitchell Town residents benefit from Jamalco health fair

Monday, November 17, 2014    

Dr Hamlet Nation checks the heartbeat of a resident of Mitchell Town during
the recent health fair held in the community.

MAY PEN, Clarendon -- Sixty residents from the Mitchell Town community recently benefitted from a health and information fair hosted by the bauxite/alumina company Jamalco. The residents had their blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, waist/hip ratio and vision checked by a team of doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians from Jamalco's Medical Department. Nutritionist Patricia Fletcher was also on hand to offer crucial tips on healthy eating habits, a news release said. The Clarendon ... Read More

Young athletes benefit from grassroots clinic

Monday, November 17, 2014    

Javon Smith of Spalding High clears a hurdle during a training session at the Digicel/MVP Grass-roots
Athletic Clinic held at the St Catherine Sports Complex in Montego Bay on October 25.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Athletes from central Jamaica benefited from a recent Digicel/MVP Grassroots Athletics Programme major clinic, telecoms company Digicel is reporting. The major clinic followed three pre-clinics, one in each county, with more than 500 young athletes training under the guidance of the nation's top track and field coaches, a news release said. "I had a great time at the camp, especially because I learnt a lot more about hurdling," said Marvin Williams from St Elizab ... Read More

PHOTO: NCU Fitness

Monday, November 17, 2014    

Members of Northern Caribbean's fitness group (from lef) Chantal Allen, Delano Myers, Jon Saleen Oliphant, O'Shea Morgan and Renee Fletcher following their participation in the recent Burger King-sponsored 7k event in Mandeville. NCU Fitness --> Read More

Fiver!!

Monday, November 17, 2014    

St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) won the Ben Francis knockout football title for an unprecented fifth straight season on Friday, defeating Glenmuir High 1-0 at Juici Park in Clarendon. Travar McCulloch scored in the 82nd minute to send STETHS supporters into frenzied delight. Photo shows STETHS striker Javoney Brown (left) going past Glenmuir defender Ryan Brown. STETHS, defending ISSA/Lime daCosta Cup champions, will now face Dinthill Technical High in one semifinal of the daCosta ... Read More

Your Diary - Nov17

Monday, November 17, 2014    

(1) Jamaica Civil Service Association Regional Symposium  Civil Service Week MIND Campus, Mandeville Wednesday, November 19 (9:00 am) Theme: 'Public Sector Advancement Through Partnership and Collaboration' (2) Realtors Association of Jamaica South Coast Chapter General Meeting Wednesday, November 19 (11:00 am) Golf View Hotel, Mandeville Guest Speaker: Attorney-at-Law Donna Scott-Mottley (3) Social Development Commission Manchester Community Awards Ceremony Thursday, November ... Read More



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